The Schwarz appliance is the most often used removable device to expand a narrow arch. This appliance functions by bending the expansion screw in the middle of the palate, one-quarter twist once or twice per week. It allows the acrylic to put pressure on both the palatal tissue and the teeth in a lateral orientation.
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Query: Hi doctor, I have a question regarding the Schwarz appliance. I have been wearing it for a couple of weeks now, and I have noticed that, on expanding the upper palate, the palate has come down and it became less shallow. Why is it so? Is it a good thing to have the palate coming down? How should be... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As a part of our body, palate comes in many shapes and sizes. It may be deeper, more shallow, flatter and it may include a torus palatinus. This appliance, which, you are using now, modifies your palate and it helps to erase some orthodontic problems. As long as the age... Read Full »